French Open is about to start in a few days and players are already preparing themselves for clay courts. Novak Djokovic will be one of the favourites to win the French Open title this year. Serbian star will look forward to performing well in ATP masters 1000 before the grand slam.
So, in this article, we will see the top 4 matches of Novak Djokovic on clay courts and this thing becomes important because Djokovic is a hard-court player but his versatility and flexibility makes him one of the greatest.
#4 French Open semi-final of 2012
Two of the modern-day greats, Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer faced each other in the 2012s French Open semi-final. Match became more interesting because both are hard court and grass court players. Djokovic showed his class and won the match by 6-4, 7-5, and 6-3. Djokovic reached the finals where he played against King of Clay, Rafael Nadal, and could not find a way to get his hands on the title.
#3 Monte Carlo final of 2013
If you are playing on clay courts you will expect Rafael Nadal to play against you in the finals and it happened with Djokovic in 2013 when he faced Rafael Nadal in the Monte Carlo finals. But it was Djokovic’s day that ended the Nadal’s dominance and winning streak on clay courts. He won the match by 6-2, 7-6. It was Djokovic’s first Monte Carlo Masters title.
#2 French Open final of 2016
Novak Djokovic was playing against England’s Andy Murray in the finals of the 2016 French Open which started as the first set loss for Djokovic by 6-3. Djokovic knew that he has never been lucky in the French Open finals as he lost three of them before 2016 but the Serbian star made no mistake and won the next three sets by 6-1, 6-2, and 6-4. Djokovic won his first Roland Garros title and he showed why he is a special player.
#1 French Open semi-final of 2021
The match between Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal became special because it was a time of the covid outbreak and people were forced to follow the instructions of curfew but management somehow allows them to continue the match in the presence of the crowd and both the legends delivered a perfect match for the crowd. It was Novak Djokovic who won the match by 3-6, 6-3. 7-6 and 6-2. Djokovic headed for the finals and won the title too which he will defend this year.